I hate to see food go to waste, so good thing I’ve learned howto recycle, or rather upcycle food from my mama. One of the most basic Filipino food items upcycled is almost stale rice.
Stale rice is usually transformed into sinangag (garlic fried rice), which is a key component in the Filipino breakfast. This batch of rice was extra upcycled since I used a special kind of oil: drippings from the Burganisa 🙂
- Crushed garlic cloves with skin on (as many as you want because I prefer mine extra garlicky)
- Leftover / stale steamed rice
- Oil (or drippings from the Burganisa 😉 )
- Heat up pan with oil then saute garlic cloves until golden brown.
- Add stale rice with salt and mix.
- Press rice mixture down against the hot pan to achieve tutong (crispy rice) texture. I particularly enjoy this 🙂
- Repeat step 3 until you get the desired overall crispiness.
Best served with any Filipino breakfast fare like beef tapa and longganisa (or Burganisa) or with any non-saucy viand. You’d be pleasantly surprised on how the rice adds a layer of flavors to your meals 🙂
Delirious about delicious,